How to Retrieve Contacts from Broken iPhone

Summary

Want to retrieve contacts from broken iPhone? Read on this guide to learn how to recover contacts from your broken iPhone easily.

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Feb. 23, 2016

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Question: "My iPhone broke and I have another one on the way. I just want to know if there is anyway possible that I can get my contacts somehow out of my broken phone? If anyone can help that would be great thanks."

-- Question by Nick on IFIXIT

As the above user asked, many iPhone users are stuck on the same situation: How to retrieve contacts from a broken iPhone? If you synced the contacts through iCloud, then the easiest way is to go to iCloud, go to Contacts, select them and export to vCards.

Otherwise, if you were backing up the device on your computer via iTunes, you can recover the data with an iPhone Backup Extractor. Another option is to recover the contacts from your broken iPhone directly as long your device can still be recognized by the computer. In this article, we will show you how to retrieve contacts from broken iPhone in 2 ways.

Also Read: How to Recover Pictures from Broken iPhone >

The Tool We Use to Recover Contacts from Broken iPhone

To recover contacts from your broken iPhone, PhoneRescue is recommended. It meets all your needs on iOS data recovery by offering three modes: Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup, and Recover from iCloud (for backup before iOS 9). So it would be very easy to recover contacts from your broken iPhone: You can retrieve them directly if the iPhone can be recognized by computer, or you can retrieve them from iPhone backup if you have created backup before. Besides contacts, it also allows you to recover notes, messages, call history, reminders, calendar, photos, etc. Have a Try on PhoneRescue Free Trial >

How to Recover Contacts from Broken iPhone Directly

If your iPhone is still recognized by computer when connected via USB, you can retrieve the contacts from it directly with PhoneRescue. This will require the device has been synced or at least connected to the PC/Mac and hit "Trust" before.

Step 1. Open PhoneRescue > Connect your iPhone to computer.

Step 2. Select Recover from iOS Device > Click on Right Arrow to enter the next page.

How to Recover Contacts from Broken iPhone – Step 2

How to Recover Contacts from Broken iPhone – Step 2

Step 3. Select Contacts > Preview and select the contacts you want to retrieve > Click on To Computer button to download them to computer.

How to Recover Contacts from Broken iPhone – Step 3

How to Recover Contacts from Broken iPhone – Step 3

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How to Recover Contacts from Broken iPhone via iTunes Backup

If your iPhone is completely broken that cannot be recognized by the computer, you can still retrieve the contacts from it as long as you have created backup via iTunes.

Step 1. Open PhoneRescue > Plug in your iPhone > Select Recover from iTunes Backup > Click on Right Arrow to enter the next page.

Recover Contacts from Broken iPhone via iTunes Backup – Step 1

Recover Contacts from Broken iPhone via iTunes Backup – Step 1

Step 2. Select the backup that contains the contacts you want to recover > Click on Right Arrow to scan the backup.

Recover Contacts from Broken iPhone via iTunes Backup – Step 2

Recover Contacts from Broken iPhone via iTunes Backup – Step 2

Step 3. Preview and select the contacts you want to retrieve > Click on To Computer button to download them to computer.

Note: If your broken iPhone is running iOS 9 before, and you have made backup via iCloud, you can use the Recover from iCloud mode of PhoneRescue to get back contacts from your broken iPhone.

See Also: How to Transfer Contacts to iPhone SE >

The Bottom Line

To recover data like contacts, notes, messages, photos and more from your broken iPhone, you can have a try on PhoneRescue. If you have any problems when using this program, please let us know in the comment section or send us an email.

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